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Volume 40 Issue 20

Pitt/UPMC conflict-of-interest policy earns an A >

June 12th, 2008

Pitt and UPMC are among the top institutions nationally for best conflict-of-interest policies, according to a report issued last week by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). Pitt/UPMC was one of only eight institutions out of 150 surveyed to receive an A grade, according to the AMSA PharmFree Scorecard released June 3 (www.amsascorecard.org). AMSA, a […]

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Basketball camps set >

June 12th, 2008

Pitt head men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon will conduct four basketball camps — June 23-26, July 7-10, July 28-31 and Aug. 4-7 — for boys ages 7-17. The camps will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with lunch provided. Each camper will receive an Adidas T-shirt and Spalding basketball. The cost of each camp is $295, […]

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$12 million gift, UPJ's largest, funds commuter scholarships >

June 12th, 2008

Pitt-Johnstown has received a donation of $12 million, the largest gift in the school’s 81-year history. Established by an alumnus who wished to remain anonymous, the estate gift continues a commuter scholarship that was established at Pitt-Johnstown in 2000. The scholarship fund supports UPJ commuter students with a full academic scholarship: tuition, fees and books […]

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Corrections >

June 12th, 2008

Incorrect figures appeared in a story comparing Pittsburgh campus faculty pay with peers at other universities that was published in the May 29, 2008, University Times. Associate professors at the University of Virginia averaged $91,000. Pitt’s assistant professors averaged $67,700. *** Staff Association Council vice president for steering Gwen Watkins and vice president for communications […]

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Senate committee looks at Oakland quality of life >

June 12th, 2008

The University Senate community relations committee (CRC) is tackling quality-of-life issues in Oakland with the goal of educating the Pitt community. CRC co-chair Wes Rohrer and member Tracy Soska reported to the June 3 Faculty Assembly on their committee’s recent discussions about concerns raised by an Oakland activist. Rohrer termed the report a preface to […]

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Obituary: Amy E. Knapp >

June 12th, 2008

Amy E. Knapp, assistant university librarian in the University Library System (ULS), died May 31, 2008, after a long battle with cancer. She was 46. Friends and colleagues described Knapp as a dedicated employee and teacher who battled her disease valiantly and who will be missed deeply. A native of Titusville, Knapp graduated from Titusville […]

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Pitt employees check out of the grocery line to shop at work >

June 12th, 2008

Grocery shopping may not be the most exciting chore, but a person’s got to eat. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average grocery shopping trip takes 45 minutes for women, 37 minutes for men. Some Pitt employees are finding ways to get their shopping done in less time and with less gasoline. […]

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Obituary: Jacob N. Burbea >

June 12th, 2008

Pitt mathematics professor Jacob N. Burbea died June 3, 2008, at UPMC Shadyside of complications from lung disease. He was 66. Burbea’s area of expertise was in mathematical analysis. Colleague Frank Beatrous said geometric function theory, several complex variables, vortex dynamics, information theory and operator theory were among the areas in which Burbea’s work had […]

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Oakland farmers' market begins next week >

June 12th, 2008

The Oakland Farmers’ Market returns June 20 with more than a dozen vendors featuring homegrown and homemade local products such as fresh produce, cut flowers, free-range eggs, artisan cheeses, baked goods, salsa, homemade pierogies and various grass- and forage-fed meats including beef, poultry, goat and lamb. The market will be held 3:30-6:30 p.m. each Friday […]

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